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ONE Showcase Symposium Announcement

  • 1.  ONE Showcase Symposium Announcement

    Posted 08-05-2019 15:36

    Water crises, with profound social and environmental impacts, have recently been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a leading risk to the world economy. We invite you to the following ONE Showcase Symposium to discuss and explore how management researchers are addressing these challenges:



    Addressing Grand Challenges in Water:

    A Management Perspective


    Tuesday, Aug 13 2019, 8:00AM – 9:30PM

    Boston Hynes Convention Center, Room: 313



    Pratima (Tima) Bansal, Ivey Business School, Western University


    Sponsor Divisions:



    Paper Presenters:

    Sally Russell, University of Leeds

    Tom Lyon, University of Michigan

    Carlos Inoue, University of Toronto

    Ilze Kivleniece, INSEAD

    Wren Montgomery, Western University



    Joel Andrus, University of Missouri

    Shon Hiatt, University of Southern California

    Wren Montgomery, Western University


    Symposium Summary:

    World water resources, once seen as plentiful and virtually infinite, are under increasing pressure from population growth, urbanization, industrial demands, and climate change. Corporations, global governments and institutions, and the environmental and social justice movements have all called attention to this emerging water crisis, or 'grand challenge' in recent years.  Yet, despite this attention, water challenges have remained relatively absent from business literature and research. This symposium aims to offer an overview of current cutting-edge research on water issues with studies that explore the antecedents and consequences of the interactions with water from different global, empirical, and theoretical perspectives. We seek to explore how management researchers can approach these vital issues, as well as identify potential intersections, collaborations, and opportunities for future research and impact.